Date: 26th June 2018 at 1:03pm
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West Bromwich Albion and Coventry City have confirmed that both sides will face each other in a pre-season friendly this summer to celebrate the life of Cyrille Regis.

Coventry will travel to The Hawthorns for the game on Saturday, July 28 and the match will kick off at 3pm. The game will stand as the inaugural Cyrille Regis Memorial Trophy.

Having scored 112 goals for the Baggies in 302 appearances, he then made the switch to the Sky Blues where he won the FA Cup back in 1987.

The game will be our final warm-up for the 2018/19 campaign with the Championship season kicking off a week later. Ticket details for the first home friendly since 2014 will be announced shortly.

With news of the game being released, head coach Darren Moore told of the fixture.

“It promises to be a great occasion and a pre-season friendly which is a special tribute match. It’s a day of celebration for all Midlands football and hopefully The Hawthorns will be packed full of supporters enjoying a game which means a lot to everyone. Both us and Coventry will be going at it hammer and tongs a week before our respective seasons start.”

Having promised it will be competitive, Moore was hoping for a bumper backing from the fans to really make it an occasion in Regis’ memory.

West Brom’s schedule so far:

Barnet – July 7 – The Hive – 3pm
Swindon – July 14 – County Ground – 3pm
Aberdeen – July 20 – Pittodrie – 7.30pm
Barnsley – July 24 – Oakwell – 7.30pm
Coventry – July 28 – The Hawthorns – 3pm